The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or Affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
The people shall be secure in their persons, houses, papers and possessions, from all unreasonable seizures, and no warrant to search any place, or to seize any person or thing, shall issue without describing them as near as may be, nor without probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation.
John Katz posts at Underdog Blog about a possibly illegal search that led to his client’s arrest for possession of marijuana. Describing an informal discussion (off the record) with the police officer and the prosecutor:
He said he patted down my client down for his own safety, which he said he routinely does. Yow! The
From Grits for Breakfast:
‘Consent’ lets Texas police move car, remove gas tank (From FourthAmendment.com):
Generalized consent to search a car in Texas apparently includes having to endure the officer choosing to move it to a different location to remove the gas tank. Montanez v. State, 2006 Tex. App. LEXIS 9751 (Tex. App.–Waco